Locating Nikon D700 Serial Number

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by j_m|41, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Alright. So I have to make this as short and nonspecific as I can.
    My local authorities are attempting to retrieve my D700 which was "taken without permission" recently. Subsequently, I located it on a local buy/sell website. The authorities are attempting to put their hands on the camera.
    If they are successful, they need to be able to find the serial no of the body quickly to cross-reference it with my record. This has to be done at the moment of the transaction. So, here's my questions:

    1. Is there a label at the bottom of the camera body with the SN. (I just can't remember, lol. Never paid much attention to that kind of details.)

    2. Is there a way to retrieve the SN No from inside the camera menu?

    Since this has to be done on the fly, we don't have the luxury of taking a photo and pulling the EXIF data. Sorry I am being cryptic, but the less detail I share at this point, the better. Thank you for your help!
  2. I found a picture of the tag on the bottom - not mine so just a link here:
  3. Thanks, Matthew! I looked all over Google and strangely couldn't find a picture of the bottom of a D700.
    Now, what happens if the tag was removed? Any other methodology?
  4. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Right, you can find the serial number on the bottom: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D700/D700A2.HTM
    If the serial number is deliberately removed, it seems kind of obvious that the seller has something to hide.
    I think it is reasonable to request to capture a few sample images and view them on a PC you have with you, and you can quickly check the serial number with some tool, including PhotoShop or LightRoom.
  5. A repair station can access it. You could also shoot a frame an look at the EXIF data. It's also a good argument for adding
    your name in the camera's copyright field and using your initials in the file name instead of dsc.
  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    The buyer can always tell the seller that it is necessary to capture a frame to inspect the EXIF to verify the shutter
    actuation count, and you can inspect the serial number also.
  7. What everyone said above. My D700 has the serial number on the bottom label (hidden when the battery grip is attached, so if your's has that, it must be removed). And it shows up in Photoshop when you look at camera data.

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